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Sharing Dies 9mm and .380ACP

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bennadatto, Jun 3, 2010.

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  1. bennadatto

    bennadatto Member

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    Can the same dies be used for 9mm and .380acp?
     
  2. oneounceload

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    No, the cases are different sizes and types
     
  3. EMC45

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    Nope! Different taper, different shellholder.
     
  4. bennadatto

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    thanks! all i needed to know!
     
  5. ReloaderFred

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    The .380 has a slight taper to the case, with the base measuring .374" and the mouth measuring .373".

    The 9x19 has a more severe taper, with the base measuring .391" and the mouth measuring .380". The only similarity between the two calibers is the diameter of the bullet, which is a nominal .356".

    I'd suggest buying a good reloading manual, such as the Lyman 49th Edition Reloading Handbook. This would answer many questions for you.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
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